About Liquid Logistics

Sensible people spend their time doing things they enjoy

A brief history

Growing Liquid Logistics from a humble idea has been an adventure. Fresh out of university Sam Sutton and Rich Pearsall decided to follow their passion rather than their heads and stumbled through their first few years out of an old military hut on Beaulieu River in the New Forest.

12 years on and we are still enjoying our adventure and are proud that other keen paddlers have been able to join the fun. We’ve been blessed over the years with an abundance of talent and inspiration that has grown our idea into a leading paddle sports company

Based in the heart of The New Forest, we run coaching, courses and paddling trips throughout the UK.  With our support, you’ll enjoy feeling safe, whilst learning to paddle.  We use a range of stunning locations, suited to your skills and aspirations.

Meet The Team

Sam Sutton

Sam Sutton

Director

In 2003, our university dream started to become reality and we’ve been living it ever since.  I love the expression of nature and The New Forest demonstrates this beautifully.  Wild spaces, wild animals and ancient trees, you can really sense our connection to the past and witness how we’re shaping our future. It’s great to be part of something bigger than yourself!
Rich Pearsall

Rich Pearsall

Director

Starting and running Liquid Logistics has been a great adventure. Its a pleasure to meet new people who share a love of the great outdoors. I became hooked on Paddling at university and still find it an exciting and challenging sport. I am very proud of what we have built over our first 10 years and know there will be a lot more excitement over the next 10.
Steve Mead

Steve Mead

Director

Now on my 8th year with the business, I spend most of my time working with the Liquid Logistics clients! From answering most of the requests the come through to leading most of the courses we offer. Which means I spend most of my summer out on the sea, exploring caves, finding surf areas and enjoying the wildlife!
Leander Parsons

Leander Parsons

Lead Coach

Having started as a customer 6 years ago, I joined the team and rose quickly through the ranks! My passion is the expedition-style of paddling and supporting new paddlers out on the water. Aside from the Dorset coast, exploring the Greek coastline is one of my personal favourites!

Chris Cartmel

Chris Cartmel

Lead Coach

I’m a massive fan of the water and really enjoy the coaching aspect of the paddlesports world. I’m a keen white water kayaker but also enjoy my sea paddling and surfing. I’ve been with Liquid Logistics and New Forest Activities for 6 years and loved every minute!

Ellen Horne

Ellen Horne

Lead Coach

Sea Kayaking and Canoeing is where I love to spend my time when out on the water. Nothing beats a day out on the water showing like minded paddlers the beauty of the paddlesports world. In my own time, I can’t stay away from the surf or my mountain bike! 

Where Are We?

We are based on Beaulieu River in the heart of The New Forest. The tidal estuary stretches 8km from the beautiful Beaulieu village to the sea. We are 1 hour from the M25 in good traffic and have all the hospitality in the local area for any budget.

In the heart of the New Forest, Beaulieu River has seen its fair share of use. Originally a home for the Cistersion Monks the River and surrounding area is now owned by Lord Montagu. It’s a very beautiful place and as such carries the SSSI status. We use the river with the permission of the Montagu Family and Natural England. Liquid Logistics are one of the very few companies in the UK to have permission to operate inside a SSSI area.

There are an abundance of hotels, guest houses, B & B’s and camp-sites in our local area. they do book up quickly in the summer months. To find out availability and make a booking we have a great accommodation website run by New Forest Tourism. Find accommodation in the New Forest, Hampshire. If you join in on a course in Dorset we recommend you stay around Corfe Castle and Swanage.

Please note.

Your course may take place at another venue so it is very important to make sure you read your course pack to arrive in the right place.